Recipe by jessica
"This is a delicious and flavorful salad. Udon noodles can be purchased at health food stores, Asian food stores and at most supermarkets."
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unsalted crunchy peanut butter
grated fresh ginger
rice wine vinegar
dark sesame oil
crushed red pepper flakes
fresh bean sprouts
green onions, thinly sliced
chopped fresh mint
FANTASTIC!!! Excellent for a warm summer night when you want to cool down. I was skeptical about mixing milk directly with vinegar in the dressing because I thought the milk would curdle, so I combined all the dressing ingredients *except* the milk, stirred it well, then added the milk. The dressing tasted just like what I've had at good Thai restaurants!!! I made one addition to the noodle mixture: fresh cilantro. The results were so fresh and yummy! I'm glad the recipe made a lot of noodle salad because I'm looking forward to having it for lunch tomorrow.
I was a little disappointed. I would completely change all the veggies, no cucumbers, and use extremely thin noodles. Using speghetti just is too heavy. The dressing isn't bad, but it lacks something. I will try to modify this to get it to work. I will let you know when I figure out the missing ingredients.
I substituted linguine for the udon noodles, and it turned out well. I feel the texture of the bean sprouts detracted from the salad, so next time I'll leave those out. Otherwise, a very good, flavorful salad.
the presentation of this salad is very nice! i think next time i would try another type of noodle...the udon noodles were a little too floury and bland for our taste.
This is a great recipe. I added lots of vegetables to it (bean sprouts, pea pods, shredded carrots, diced celery) and it was a hit at the family party. I also heated up the left overs the next night and had a hot pasta dish for dinner. It was great cold and hot.
I LOVED this salad. My boyfriend "really liked it". He didn't love the whole udon noodles - works best if you cut them into bite-sized pieces. Also he requested more bean sprouts and that worked well when we tried it a second time. I also addes a tiny bit more peanut butter b/c I love it! Next time I want to try it hot without the carrott and cucumber!
When I read the receipe I was so excited. I love Thai food, especially receipes with peanut butter. But....this salad was terrible. I spent all afternoon making it and wound up throwing the whole thing out!!
I made this over the weekend for a cookout and it was a big hit. I used twice the amount of udon called for and I think only 1 package (8oz) would have been way too much sauce. One other note - this is much more like a pasta salad than a green salad because it is a mound of saucy noodles on a bed of lettuce (at least the way it turned out for me.)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Thai Noodle Salad
Serving Size: 1/7 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 7
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 203
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